Pistachio Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3 drops green food coloring
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tarter
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (I used cookie pieces)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks, optional
  • ¼ cup sugar, for rolling
Instructions
  1. Combine the sugar, butter, oil, almond extract & food coloring in a stand mixer or medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the eggs & pudding & mix well.
  3. Add the flour, soda, cream of tarter & salt. Stir in the nuts.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees before you start to shape into 1½" balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place 2" apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. If you like them soft, check at 8 minutes. I like them pretty soft so I baked for 8 minutes.
Notes
I like the Trader Joes dark chocolate chunks because they are all different sizes. The pecan pieces I used were called "cookie pieces". They were very small and worked great!
Recipe Source: Nana's Cookbook
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/pistachio-cookies/